Sunday, February 07, 2010
Every time I make a movie I'm accused of saying at some point in the process "Hey, I think we actually made a movie!" only to later say "Well, we made a kind of a dream of a movie, not quite a movie."
I'm not saying it this time. We've actually made a chamber movie. We're up to a level I've been trying to achieve for a while. I say "chamber" movie in the musical sense. It's not a symphony movie mind you. No, we'd need significantly more money. But there are actually a few visual effects which I'll be able to look back on with pride. The performances all rock -- I feel very solid about that. And the story is told.
Nope, there's nothing in this picture I'm embarrassed about.
And for the first time my family was able to follow the plot. Not my entire family of course, only the ones who don't talk through the picture (and you wonder why movies are "dumbed down" do you? If the director's family can't shut up during the movie, don't expect those damn kids sitting behind you at the movieplex to.)
Even my dad roughly understood the picture. He's a special case. We unfroze him from the 19th Century so he's still surprised we ride around in horseless carriages. A man of the theater, ballet, and epic poems, he. He was a bit confused about who was dying there at the end but I helped clear that up for him.
There will be more post-mortem reports on the picture as I think of them.
Lehle makes some variants on his Sunday Driver pedals. Now what he does is to increase the input impedance of the pedal so that it's even more than what an amp would give you. Is this a good idea? I have no idea.